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Hacker attack on the Municipality of Palermo, thousands of documents online

Il Municipality of Palermo suffered a hacker attack from the group Vice Society, which has published thousands of documents online. According to the first reconstructions, it seems that the institution did not want to pay the ransom in Bitcoin of ransomware. After ten, the site of the Municipality is operational again.

Hacker attack on the Municipality of Palermo, documents online

The City would not have wanted to pay the ransom and so the hackers posted the documents online. This seems to be the reconstruction of why i documents of the Municipality of Palermo are online, hypothesized by Red Hot Cyber.

But soon we should have legal realities. In fact, the Public Prosecutor of Palermo has opened an investigation for unauthorized access to a computer system aggravated by the purpose of terrorism. Cybergang, however, does not seem intimidated and on her social channels she writes “The first part of the information kindly shared with you by representatives of this company was published. There will be others tomorrow“.

On the Vice Society data leak website, clicking on “view document” you will find a series of folders containing the data of the municipal administration. Data accessible to anyone who uses a Tor browser and wants to browse the darkweb. A huge potential risk, given the number of hackers who will be able to use this informationi for shady ends.

Documents include information relating to identity cards and passports. But also the telephone numbers of 1,500 employees of the Municipality, staff medical records, email and personal data. But also information on municipal accountson disputes and service orders until March 31, 2022.

The amount of data is enormous. And the hackers promise that more information is on the way. It will take time to find those responsible and take stock of the leaks and associated potential risks. We keep you updated.

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